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Lakshadweep to roll out Food Law from August 1

 Lakshadweep will roll out the Natonal Food Security law from August 1, taking the number of states and Union Territories that are implementing the law to 13.

Jul 17, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Paswan slams Bihar govt on implementation of Food Law

About 1.11 crore eligible people have been left out under food law in Bihar, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Sunday, ticking off the Nitish Kumar government for not effectively implementing the legislation.

Apr 19, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

Centre extends food law deadline by 6 months

The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Friday.

Apr 03, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

Centre extends food law deadline by 6 months

 The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

Apr 03, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

'Centre should not hurry implementation of food law'

The law aims at providing legal entitlement to 5 kg of subsidised foodgrains per person per month at Rs 1-3/kg to two-thirds of the country's population.

Mar 29, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

Nitish govt draws BJP anger over food law implementation

The Nitish Kumar government on Friday drew the anger of opposition BJP over alleged irregularities in implementation of food law in the state.

Mar 13, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

Nitish faces BJP protest in Council over Food law

 The Nitish Kumar government on Thursday faced noisy protest from BJP over alleged irregularities in implementation of Food law.

Mar 12, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

BJP mishandling food law, says former food minister

 In a sharp criticism of the proposal to bring down coverage of beneficiaries under the food law, Congress leader and former Food Minister K V Thomas on Friday alleged BJP is "mishandling" the programme and the move will make make the poor more vulnerable.

Jan 23, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

Centre warns 25 States/UTs to implement food law by April

The food law, passed by Parliament in September last year, has so far been rolled out only in 11 states and Union Territories. Remaining 25 states/UTs have not yet implemented the scheme.

Dec 10, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

Food law: Centre to hold meet with 25 states today

The Centre will on Wednesday hold a meeting of Food Secretaries of 25 states/UTs, which have not implemented the National Food Security Act even though Parliament had passed the legislation more than a year ago.

Dec 10, 2014, 08:16 AM IST

Food law: Centre calls meet of 25 states tomorrow

The Centre has called Wednesday a meeting of Food Secretaries of 25 states/UTs, which have not implemented the National Food Security Act even though Parliament had passed the legislation more than a year ago.

Dec 09, 2014, 17:41 PM IST

'Centre conspiring to take away benefits of food law from Bihar'

Reacting to the Centre's warning on fulfilling all the conditions of National Food Security Act , Bihar government on Tuesday said it was Union government's "conspiracy" to deprive the state people of the benefits of the food law.

Dec 02, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

Farm credit rises seven-fold during UPA's tenure

Agriculture credit jumped seven-fold to Rs 7,00,000 crore in the past ten years of UPA government, boosting foodgrains output to a record and enabling enactment of food law.

Jan 03, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

PDS could be renamed after Indira Gandhi to roll out food law

The government is considering a proposal to rename the public distribution system after Indira Gandhi to prevent opposition parties from taking credit for implementing the National Food Security Act.

Oct 16, 2013, 18:47 PM IST

Food law to protect poor from price volatility: Thomas

Food Minister KV Thomas Monday said the recently enacted food law will protect 67 per cent of the population from price volatility.

Oct 07, 2013, 14:57 PM IST

Success of food law hinges on raising output: Pawar

Denying having any reservations on food law, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the successful implementation of the world's largest social welfare scheme should be 'enshrined' on strong domestic production and not on imported grains.

Oct 01, 2013, 19:00 PM IST

Centre to discuss food law implementation with states and UTs

The government on Monday said it is organising a meeting of the state food ministers to review preparations for implementation of the Food security law.

Sep 30, 2013, 21:48 PM IST

Rajasthan, HP and Mizoram start implementing food law

The Centre on Friday said three more states -- Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram-- have started implementing the food law that aims to provide legal right to subsidised foodgrains to 67 per cent of population.

Sep 27, 2013, 20:22 PM IST

Centre calls two-day meeting to discuss food law with states

To ensure food security law is rolled out smoothly in most states, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers and secretaries later this month.

Sep 04, 2013, 15:41 PM IST